Does anybody know if there are any plans to build new terminals in Croatian airports ? I've been there (DBV
) in september and the current terminals are really awful (ZAG
especially. For DBV
, arrivals area is OK
but domestic departures ...)
We have been waiting on this for ages!!!!!!!
There is a master plan for a new terminal to be built in Zagreb. The last I read was that construction is due to start in 2008 planed completion 2011.
This is from Wikipedia...
'In 2004, the airport installed a CAT-IIIb ILS.
A new terminal is planned for 2011. The initial plan, made by NACO in 1997, was for 47,000 m² of space, capacity for 11 jetways, and capability of handling 3 million passengers annually, but the airport authority decided to scrap this plan in favor of a larger terminal.
A new Master Plan has been developed by Scott Associates in 2006 and the new terminal is now expected to have 11 jetways and a capacity of 3.3 million passengers annually. It will be approximately 65,600 m² in area, nearly five times the size of the current terminal.
The terminal has been designed by Ted Nasmith, who also worked on special effects in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The design will include a retail component with stores, banks, cafes and restaurants. Directly in front of the new terminal will be a new luxury hotel with direct underground links to the terminal.
Construction will total 212 million Euros, and is expected to begin in 2008. Following completion in 2011, the old terminal will be used for low-cost operators.
Air Force operations will move to the south end of the airport due to the construction.
Accompanying the terminal will be a second, parallel runway. The completion date is unknown at this stage, but it will most likely be by 2020.
By 2011, there will also be a new rail line alongside the new road, which will cross the Domovinski Bridge to be completed in 2007. These elements will create an entirely new east entrance into the city.'
It looks like they hope to have it completed by the time Croatia Hungary may host the Euro 2012, (this will be announced in December)
apparently they are the favourites since Italy’s match fixing scandal.
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